Hey everyone! I have a lot of discussion posts and all of them are really good, but they are all pros and cons. Today, I want to ignore the pros and cons and just stick to a random discussion about mild language in books.
Yes, it is not random. It is a pretty specific topic to do a post about, but the randomness point doesn’t really matter to me.
Honestly, I am not a fan of mild language at all. If I hear somebody using mild language in real life, I just want to pull all of my hair out and cover their mouth so I won’t have to hear it.
In a ton of books, authors are using mild/explicit language in their books as a character’s dialogue, a character’s thoughts, or as the character tells the story.
If I see a not so bad word in a book that everybody says, I won’t get too worked up about it. I mean, this is a book and it is not like they are saying it to me. They are saying it to the made-up character that I am reading about.
If I do see something really bad in a book, I won’t finish. No matter how much I want to finish the book I just won’t finish it. I mean, I see the word and I stop what I am doing right when I see it.
Sure, I mean, it is just a word. I mean, I have never said a curse word in my life and to be honest, I am not comfortable with reading books with mild/explicit language in them.
WAIT! What about the other five thousand books that you haven’t read? I bet half of those books has some pretty rough language that reeks.
Well, yeah. YA books mostly have the mild/explicit language in them. That is why I go over to the Children’s section of my library and read a nice book that can make me happy.
What about popular series like The Maze Runner and Divergent? They might have some mild language in them.
Well, everything has to have some kind of language. I mean, how are you going to tell the story if you can’t even speak a language? You can’t.
Almost every movie has mild language unless you are watching some show for preschoolers. Almost every book has mild language in it.
All that I have to remember is that even though they say those horrible things to themself or to other characters doesn’t mean that you have to say them. Even if you think that you are big stuff, you still shouldn’t say any curse words. It is not the right thing to do.